5 HIPAA Blunders To Avoid At All Costs

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Companies that handle patient health information are scrambling to comply with expanded privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and a smart place to start is by looking at the most common mistakes that have led to leaks of confidential information.

More than 19,000 breaches have been uncovered since Privacy Rule enforcement began in 2003, often leading to financial penalties and public relations disasters, and Law360 quizzed experts to find out which errors were most often to blame.

Below are five blunders to...
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